Living with the threat of Coronavirus!
Contact: Jennie Burrow 07821 598895 if you would like to join us or would like information about the group. Margaret Stanger 02392 619152 is host and alternative contact.
On Tuesdays from 20 April I am expecting to host a Skype meeting from 2 to 2.30 and a Zoom meeting from 2.30 to 3pm but this may change.
HOWEVER IF THE WEATHER IS GOOD ENOUGH WE CAN PLAY MAH JONG IN MY GARDEN FROM 20 APRIL.
I will be in touch and firm up on the day.
Traditional Mah Jong is an ancient Chinese strategy game. It is played with bamboo Mah Jong tiles, and was introduced to the rest of the world in the early 20th century. In traditional Mah Jong, there are usually four players and 144 Mah Jong tiles, based on Chinese characters and symbols. Each player begins with 13 tiles and takes turns drawing and discarding tiles until they form a winning hand.
The hand on the right was interesting as people often see different patterns in the same set of tiles. The two winds were key to the hand, Barbara Westlake saw it as a Big Robert with one run of four and the beginnings of another two. It could be the Walnut Tree with three dragons and the beginnings of a chow(run of three) in each suit. In a real game you would wait and see what turned up next.
Alternatively you could play the online strategic matching game, via the link to Mah Jong Solitaire, top right. You must remove all Mah Jong tiles from the board before time runs out. There’s a catch, though! You can only select unblocked Mah Jong tiles that do not have other tiles to their right or left. It’s a race against time – the faster you go, the more points you score!